Gossip column: Di Maria, De Gea, Aguero, Ibrahimovic

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Paris St-Germain expect winger Angel Di Maria, 27, to leave the North America tour next weekend as their player, having flown to the continent with Manchester United. (Mirror)external-link

PSG's 33-year-old striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has raised the possibility of a move to Old Trafford, despite admitting he does not have a good relationship with manager Louis van Gaal. (Daily Mail via Sports Illustrated)external-link

Real Madrid seem to have indicated an end to their chase of Red Devils keeper David De Gea, 24 as boss Rafa Benitez said Keylor Navas would be a regular starter this season. (Goal.com)external-link

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The Mirror back page says PSG are close to signing Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 27, is facing a battle to be fit for his side's opening Premier League match against West Brom on 11 August. Aguero played in the final of the Copa America as Argentina lost to Chile. (Daily Star)external-link

City will step up the pursuit of £60m-rated Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 24, when he arrives in England with Wolfsburg to play in the Emirates Cup. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is targeting an £8m move for Juventus's 30-year-old striker Fernando Llorente. (Sun - subscription required)external-link

Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey, 24, says he is "flattered" to be linked with a move to Barcelona, with reports they could make a £50m for the Welshman in the future. (Guardian)external-link

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, 37, has been offered just under £650,000 by Atletico de Kolkata to compete in the Indian Super League for four months. (Evening Standard)external-link

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The Daily Star back page

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi, 28, has no intention of leaving Stamford Bridge and is happy to see out the remaining two years of his contract with the Blues. (Talksport)external-link

Everton are looking into the possibility of signing Sporting Lisbon winger Diego Capel, 27, should Kevin Mirallas leave the club. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

Aston Villa have opened talks with Lorient striker Jordan Ayew, 27, who is due in Birmingham ahead of a £9m deal. (Mirror)external-link

Southampton are interested in signing £10m-rated Hull defender James Chester, 26, after their Romanian centre-back Florin Gardos was ruled out until February. (Mirror)external-link

West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan, 33, says he will consider leaving the Hammers if he does not get enough playing time under new manager Slaven Bilic. (Express)external-link

Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud says Newcastle have made an enquiry to sign 22-year-old Uruguay forward Diego Rolan. (Daily Star)external-link

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says striker Dwight Gayle, 24, will not be sold by the club this summer. (Croydon Advertiser via Talksport)external-link

Championship side Middlesbrough are close to signing Watford midfielder Diego Fabbrini, 24, on a season-long loan deal. (Middlesbrough Gazette)external-link

The expansion of the Etihad Stadium has seen Manchester City break their season-ticket sales record.(Manchester Evening News)external-link

Striker Jonathan Kodjia, who was signed for £2m from Angers, is set to make his Bristol City debut against SC Almancilense on Saturday. (Western Daily Press)external-link

Newcastle are leading the race to land £12m-rated Bordeaux striker Diego Rolan, 22. (Daily Express)external-link

Two Celtic teams will effectively be fielded by Ronny Deila in Saturday's friendly against Rennes as he juggles game-time for his players ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier at home to Azerbaijan champions Qarabag. (The Scotsman)external-link

Swansea manager Garry Monk says Dubai club Al Ahli made a move to try to lure 29-year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis - but dismisses the chances of him quitting the Liberty Stadium. (Wales Online)external-link

Stoke forward Bojan is set to make his return from the cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered in January in Saturday's pre-season friendly at Brentford. (Stoke Sentinel) external-link

Best of social media

Andy Carroll

As he spends time away from the training ground recovering from injury, West Ham striker Andy Carroll has decided to take up modelling, posting a picture on the catwalk on his Instagram account.external-link

Nedum Onuoha

Defender Nedum Onuoha paid a surprise visit to Edith Scott - a QPR fan who celebrated her 100th birthday this week. The club posted a picture on their Instagram account.external-link

And finally

Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he wants a job in local radio when he steps down as chief of football and has been offered a work placement at a local radio station in England. (Radio Yorkshire)external-link

A 17-year-old paralysed artist has painted a picture of former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry using just his mouth. (Metro)external-link

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